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RM(1)					  User Commands 				    RM(1)

       rm - remove files or directories

       rm [OPTION]... FILE...

       This  manual  page  documents  the GNU version of rm.  rm removes each specified file.  By
       default, it does not remove directories.

       If the -I or --interactive=once option is given, and there are more than  three	files  or
       the -r, -R, or --recursive are given, then rm prompts the user for whether to proceed with
       the entire operation.  If the response is not affirmative, the entire command is aborted.

       Otherwise, if a file is unwritable, standard input is a terminal, and the  -f  or  --force
       option  is  not	given,	or the -i or --interactive=always option is given, rm prompts the
       user for whether to remove the file.  If the response is  not  affirmative,  the  file  is

       Remove (unlink) the FILE(s).

       -f, --force
	      ignore nonexistent files and arguments, never prompt

       -i     prompt before every removal

       -I     prompt  once  before  removing more than three files, or when removing recursively;
	      less intrusive than -i, while still giving protection against most mistakes

	      prompt according to WHEN: never, once (-I), or always (-i);  without  WHEN,  prompt

	      when  removing a hierarchy recursively, skip any directory that is on a file system
	      different from that of the corresponding command line argument

	      do not treat '/' specially

	      do not remove '/' (default)

       -r, -R, --recursive
	      remove directories and their contents recursively

       -d, --dir
	      remove empty directories

       -v, --verbose
	      explain what is being done

       --help display this help and exit

	      output version information and exit

       By default, rm does not remove directories.  Use the --recursive  (-r  or  -R)  option  to
       remove each listed directory, too, along with all of its contents.

       To  remove  a file whose name starts with a '-', for example '-foo', use one of these com-

	      rm -- -foo

	      rm ./-foo

       Note that if you use rm to remove a file, it might be possible to recover some of its con-
       tents,  given  sufficient  expertise and/or time.  For greater assurance that the contents
       are truly unrecoverable, consider using shred.

       GNU coreutils online help: <http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/> Report rm  translation
       bugs to <http://translationproject.org/team/>

       Written by Paul Rubin, David MacKenzie, Richard M. Stallman, and Jim Meyering.

       Copyright  (C)  2013  Free Software Foundation, Inc.  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or
       later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO	WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.

       unlink(1), unlink(2), chattr(1), shred(1)

       The  full documentation for rm is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and rm pro-
       grams are properly installed at your site, the command

	      info coreutils 'rm invocation'

       should give you access to the complete manual.

GNU coreutils 8.22			    June 2014					    RM(1)
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